2023 Election: Nnamani, Ekweremadu clash over Enugu governorship ticket

Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Enugu State are in a fix on who to give the state’s 2023 governorship ticket.

The zoning debate has pitted the senator representing Enugu East, Chimaroke Nnamani, against a former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who represents Enugu West in the Senate.

Nnamani has allegedly rallied key PDP leaders in the state to back the zoning of the ticket to Enugu East, a move Ekweremadu described as a “gang up” against Enugu West.

The following people are said to be backing Senator Nnamani: former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo; former Enugu governor, Sullivan Chime; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; and former PDP national chairman, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo.

They are reported to have secured the buy-in of the incumbent governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on the project as well.

The Enugu Rescue Group (ERG), a political interest group loyal to Ekweremadu, has, however, countered that the proponents of the zoning arrangement were out to frustrate the quest by the Enugu people for quality leadership in 2023.

Ekweremadu is said to be nursing a governorship ambition in 2023.



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